Landmine explosion injures two in North Waziristan

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Landmine explosion injures two in North Waziristan

MIRANSHAH: A man and his daughter sustained injuries in a landmine blast in Ahmedkhel village of tehsil Boya of North Waziristan tribal district here on Sunday.
Official sources said the incident happened in Ahmedkhel village of tehsil Boya in the morning. A man named Gul Da Allah along with his little daughter Salma was walking near Noora Manza check post when a landmine exploded on him. Gul and his six-year-old daughter sustained injuries in the blast and they were shifted to Miranshah Hospital.
On Friday, two personnel of the bomb disposal squad (BDS) were injured in a landmine explosion in Khyber tribal district. On Thursday, an elderly woman was injured in a similar blast in Tabi Tolkhel area of North Waziristan. People in Waziristan say their areas are still littered with landmines.
After the return of the temporarily displaced persons (TDP), several incidents of landmine explosions occurred in the tribal districts, particularly in North Waziristan, which caused many casualties. The militants while leaving the region after the military operation planted several landmines which have trapped several people so far. This led of an uneasy situation in the region and people demanded clearing of these landmines. Hundreds of landmines have been removed from the area for which the local population has thanked the security forces.

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